The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes short stories

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes short stories   When I first sat down to make this list, I thought I’d be deliberating for weeks; sifting through Conan Doyle classics, weighing up excitement, humour, thrills and the exquisite pleasures of deduction.  But then I realised I’d already done a lot of this work, for in my […]

Sherlock Holmes in Verse

Sherlock Holmes in Verse (Sung to the tune of SILVER BELLS)  Melodic adaptations of Sherlock Holmes in Verse By Daniel E. Lambert   Dirty racetrack, muddy racetrack Running mile after mile In the air There’s a feeling of winning. People yelling Vendors selling Mugs of stout and good beer And after each race you will […]

Lyndsay Faye on Sherlock Holmes: "He's an outsider, a Bohemian, someone who doesn't fit into a neat and clean box for people to categorize."

Book Review of the Week: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird

Book Review of the Week: Unquiet Spirits by Bonnie MacBird   In October 2015, Bonnie MacBird published her first Sherlock Holmes pastiche, Art in the Blood (not to be confused with the similarly named 2008 Holmes novel by Rainer Jaeger). It was an intriguing tale of Holmes’s investigation into missing children and missing art, and […]

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes

A Few Words About Mycroft Holmes What do we know about Sherlock’s Bro, Mycroft Holmes? Mycroft Holmes: Smarter than his younger brother, Sherlock, by Sherlock’s own estimation—and no doubt his own as well. A figure of mystery. We know just a little about him from The Canon. He’s first mentioned in “The Greek Interpreter,” when […]

Sherlock Holmes and the Scene of the Crime

Sherlock Holmes and The Scene of the Crime

Sherlock Holmes and The Scene of the Crime The autumn of 1897 presented such an array of singular cases that to pen any one of them seems unjust to those excluded. Clients from all walks of life brought their seemingly insoluble problems to my friend for resolution. There was the case where Holmes vindicated a […]

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches

Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Pastiches I’m delighted to present my top ten list of traditionally published pastiches for the venerable Strand Magazine, for which I’m honoured to have written ten of my own Sherlockian tales, which are now collected, for the first time, in The Whole Art of Detection. The Seven Per Cent Solution by […]

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films   This article is going to ignite strife, controversy, and debate. Just what I like. I didn’t limit this to films on the big screen because that would exclude Jeremy Brett and Benedict Cumberbatch and then I’d really get some attitude!   The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) I […]

Why is Sherlock Holmes so Popular? Ratiocination Rules!

Why is Sherlock Holmes so Popular? Ratiocination Rules! Readers of The Strand Magazine can be in no doubt that this publication’s most famous “son” is riding high in the popularity stakes at the moment. We live in a time when there are perhaps more incarnations of, and homages to, Sherlock Holmes than ever before: the […]